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International Research and Training Center
for Information Technologies and Systems
of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine
and Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine
Acad. Glushkov av., 40, Kiev, 03187, Ukraine
THE INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY FOR REMOTE AND VIRTUAL PRACTICAL RESEARCHES ON ROBOTICS
Introduction. The problem of timely updating of laboratory means for research and training in robotics and intelligent technologies is considered. The information technology is proposed for organization of the laboratory complex with two types of components — remotely controlled robotics equipment and virtual means for corresponding practical research. Today, such approaches are the most optimal for providing research and training processes with modern resources for acquiring practical experience in rapidly developing scientific fields.
The purpose of the article is to consider the information technology capabilities in the organization of remote access to physical equipment and virtual means for practical research and training on robotics.
Methods. Methods of distributed information and computing processes, communication protocols, and web application programming are used.
Results. Two types of specialized means of our laboratory complex — physical equipment with remote access and virtual environments are considered. The general structures of autonomous mobile robot and sensor module that can be used remotely for certain research and practical training are presented. Some examples of web applications that are intended to familiarize students with certain types of robotics systems by their 3D models and to perform corresponding practical tasks with the automatic results checking are shown.
Conclusion. The use of the laboratory complex components according to the created technology leads to timely expansion of the resources for the state-of-the-art research and practical training on robotics or intelligent technologies by the students of many Ukraine technical universities.
Keywords: robotics, remote control technology, virtual laboratory, web applications.
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